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JHCCF - Pediculosis (Head Lice)**

Code:  JHCCF
Adopted: 5/14/18
 
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
(A student with nits and/or infested with live lice will be allowed to remain in school.)

 

A student with a suspected case of head lice may be referred to designated trained staff for a screening.  The screening will be done in a confidential manner by trained personnel.

School personnel will notify the parent or guardian of a student found with head lice and provide information on appropriate treatment.  The student will be allowed to remain in school.

The suggested school measures for head lice control, as provided in Head Lice Guidance published by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division[1] will be considered.

END OF POLICY

Legal Reference(s):
ORS 332.107

National Association of School Nurses, Pediculosis Management in the School Setting, (Position Statement Revised 2016).

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Head Lice, (May, 2015).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Head Lice Information for Schools (2015).

Oregon Department of Education, Head Lice Guidance (2017).

(1) http://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-amily/healthsafety/Pages/student-Health-Conditions.aspx